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Ridala Church

Address: Kolila küla, Ridala vald, Lääne maakond | Show on map
Mobile phone: (+372) 580 93633
Telephone: (+372) 472 4210
Fax: (+372) 537 39205
Website: http://www.eelk.ee/ridala External link
E-mail: ridala@eelk.ee

Ridala Church is one of the most valuable churches in Läänemaa from the artistic point of view. It has been dedicated to Mary Magdalene whose figure in the church is one of the oldest sculptured figures in Estonia.
This archaic sanctuary lacks a belfry. Be sure to take a look at the medieval paintings. The altar, the triumphal arch group and pulpit are also remarkable. In the churchyard the most valuable things are the trapezoid gravestones dating back to the 13th century with sun cross and arbour vitae motifs. The two massive stone crosses near the main entrance of the church are very old. Interesting facts: According to a folk tale the church was built by a giant maiden as a dwelling house.

Times and prices


Friday–sunday: 15:00 - 18:00
Monday–thursday: closed


Is open advance bookings only


Is open 24 hours

Free of charge.


  • Information boards
  • Free parking


Seminar and conference rooms